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How to engage your Facebook fans
by Tony Vidler The biggest social media platform on the planet – everyone is there. So how best to engage with all these potential Facebook company page fans who just might one day become clients, or at the very least become advocates? Professional services firms seem to struggle more than most other businesses […]
To Friend or Not-Friend With Clients on Social Media?
by Tony Vidler Connecting with clients on social media can lead to closer relationships and even genuine friendships , which equals greater lifetime value of the client, right? But then….it can kill professional client relationships too. So what is the right thing to do when it comes to befriending clients on social channels; […]
The powerful marketing tool that you use every day, but hardly use for actual marketing
by Tony Vidler The most powerful marketing tool most professionals have is the one they use scores of times daily, but which they usually do not do any actual marketing with. email. Love it or loathe it, we all use it. It is not going away anytime soon, and it is not about […]
by Tony Vidler I was asked “when should I slow down or stop the marketing?” Answer: “Your marketing never stops. Never.” The rationale behind the question was the adviser has a good and large business – there are enough clients right now. So it wasn’t a stupid question by any stretch. But here […]
by Tony Vidler I’ve been running a terribly unscientific survey to find out if advertising for lead generation is dead for todays financial advisers. Basically the deeply analytical process has consisted of me asking advisers continually for the last couple of years whether they are doing any advertising, and what results in the way […]
Making Social Media ACTUALLY work for your Advisory Firm
by Tony Vidler Once you’ve bought into its potential the small matter of making social media work and produce results for your advisory firm becomes the burning question. Accepting its potential for marketing your business is one thing, but deciding HOW you are going to do so is quite another. But even before […]
What I’ve learned while using social media for business
by Tony Vidler I’ve been using social media for business to market myself and my services for quite a while now, and it has totally helped. No doubt about it. Social media has been good for marketing my business and building a profile way beyond what I anticipated. The thing that many professionals simply […]
Are you making the most of your email marketing opportunities?
by Tony Vidler Possibly THE most important marketing tool any adviser has is email. It is the critical link between marketing and sales….the thing that connects the leads, or opportunities created by your marketing efforts, into engaged prospects and ultimately clients as it is the primary means of moving to personalised advice or engagement. […]
Engagement Marketing is not asking “Will you marry me?”
by Tony Vidler Many financial advisers have not yet grasped the fundamental of engagement marketing, and that is don’t race to ask someone if they want to buy something. Seems a simple enough concept doesn’t it? It is akin to asking a brand new dating partner “will you marry me?” when they haven’t yet decided […]
How to go about creating the RIGHT Strategic Alliance
by Tony Vidler A good strategic alliance or two can be the thing that makes success for a professional services firm. It can be a complete game changer. In fact it is so important to get right that the key to finding and forging the right strategic alliance is thinking strategically to begin […]